Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, January 1993; 4(5)
Data and maps relevant to landmark genomic-research papers published recently in Science and Nature are now accessible on the Genome Data Base (GDB). These datasets include (1) a listing of over 800 polymorphic markers presented by Jean Weissenbach and colleagues (Nature 359: 794-901), (2) genetic baseline maps constructed by the NIH and Centre du Polymorphisme Humain collaborative mapping group for all human chromosomes except Y (Science 258: 67-86), and (3) a YAC contig-STS map of chromosome 21 provided by Ilya Chumakov's group (Nature 359, 380-87). Authors are encouraged to submit maps and other data directly to GDB (see User Support Offices for complete address).
To become a registered user of GDB and OMIM, contact one of the User Support offices listed at right (a user may register to access both Baltimore and a remote node). Questions, problems, or user-registration requests may be sent by telephone, fax, or e-mail. User-registration requests should include name, institutional affiliation, and title (if applicable), street address (no P.O. box numbers), telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
Comprehensive hands-on training courses on the use of GDB and OMIM will have at least one computer workstation for two participants. Registrants will receive at least 3 weeks notice if insufficient registration causes class cancellation.
Class frequency and location will be determined by demand (schedule below). Courses are free, but attendees must pay their own travel and lodging expenses. Hotel information and directions will be mailed with registration materials.
As interest in GDB continues to grow, organizations around the world will offer training that requires access to GDB in Baltimore. Notifying GDB User Support about planned training activities will enable the staff to ensure database availability by scheduling maintenance and repairs at other times.
Course Registration Information: contact U.S. GDB User Support Office.
Course: Dates: Place
GDB User Support
Applied Research Laboratory
William H. Welch Med. Library
Johns Hopkins University
2024 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205-2100
The Help Line is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST for information on accounts and training courses, technical support, and data questions. Calls received after hours will be forwarded to the appropriate voice mail and returned as soon as possible. To obtain a user's local SprintNet (Telenet) number for locations within the United States: 800/736-1130.
Human Gene Mapping Program Resource Center
CRC, Watford Road
Harrow, Middx HA1 3UJ U.K.
Fax: (Int.) 44/81-869-3807
Molecular Biophysics Dept.
German Cancer Research Center
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
D-6900 Heidelberg, FRG
Fax: (Int.) 49/6221-42-2333
Electrical Engineering Building, J03
University of Sydney
Sydney, N.S.W. 2006
Fax: (Int.) 61/2-692-3847
CORRECTION. HGMIS regrets errors on p. 10 of GDB Forum published in the last issue. The figure caption should read: "Relationships among GDB data managers and the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. Data are linked to citations in all managers except Contact." The last sentence of the box about GDB 5.0 Data Conversion should read: "Developers interested in obtaining the 5.0 schema and accompanying data dictionary should contact GDB User Support in Baltimore."
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v4n5).
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.